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Old 12-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #11
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Ok thank you. What do you have to do to sand before you put it in your tank?
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:00 PM   #12
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Wash the sand very well. Use a bucket and run water through sand. Stiring sand till water runs clear.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #13
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Ok thank you. I might put black sand in. When i cone back from holiday
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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if you have a python water changer it works great, i put a bag of sand in a 5 gallon bucket and stirred the sand up with the water coming out of the python it worked pretty well, im guessing a garden hose would do the same thing. but make sure that the water is actually clear otherwise it will get cloudy in your tank.

and to switch while there are fish do one half of the tank at a time with a divider of some sort. a shop vac works great for getting the gravel out of the tank
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I used a pillow case in the shower for the sand works very well.
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Ar thank you. Thats a great help.
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I recently played pool filter sand in my tank. And I really wish I would have gone with the black sandblasting sand :-( the pfs is to light in color for my taste and all the fish poop stands out to much
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I started with that too, after seeing all the poo also I added black sand on top of the white sand. I have a 55 so it took 3 5lb bags of Petco sand and it looks a ton better. This was almost done.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:48 AM   #20
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Wow. Thank you. I want to put black sand in.
What type of sand is best?
(so it wont destroy my external filter)
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